Spring is a glorious time of year to explore southern Thailand – especially if you’re looking for a beach break. The weather is heating up, but you’ll miss the winter crowds that flock here over Christmas. Visit in April and you can join the water fights of Songkran festival, too.
This 10-day Culture Trip tour starts and ends in Phuket. You’ll spend the night on a floating raft house in Khao Sok Lake before visiting the lagoons, limestone cliffs and beaches of Krabi – and cruising through the Andaman Islands in search of wildlife and fiery sunsets.
Spring is a unique time to explore Sri Lanka – while the southwest monsoon is just beginning, you’ll escape the crowds and see the country rejuvenated by rain. This 12-day Culture Trip group tour starts in Colombo, before moving north to visit the elephant herds of Minneriya National Park and the Sigiriya rock fortress.
Learn how to cook Sri Lankan curries in Kandy, visit the tea plantations of Ella and explore the south coast on a wildlife safari in Yala National Park.
April 30 is Reunification Day in Vietnam, one of the most important holidays of the year. It’s also the spring season – when the weather is warming up before the summer rains arrive. It’s therefore a beautiful time to explore the northern rice paddies and karst scenery of Lan Ha Bay.
This 12-day tour from Culture Trip starts with street food in Hanoi, followed by a hike in the countryside and a cruise into the limestone bays along the coast. Take the train south to the old Imperial capital of Hue, before the tour finishes with a walking tour of ancient Hoi An.
March until May is the spring season in Nepal – and the best time for trekking. This 11-day Culture Trip tour mixes Himalayan hiking with cultural excursions and wildlife safaris. You’ll start the trip with a Nepalese dinner in Kathmandu before exploring the Annapurna Range around Pokhara.
From here, you’ll head into the mountains for a momo cooking masterclass with Tibetan refugees, before travelling south to the rainforests of Chitwan National Park – where you might just spot a Bengal tiger.
Hot temperatures and sweltering humidity are standard during the summer months in Rajasthan – so visit India in the spring, before temps creep up. This epic 10-day adventure around Rajasthan starts in Delhi, visits Agra for a sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal – one of the seven wonders of the world – and continues onto Jaipur, to see the city’s top sights.
Next, you’ll experience traditional life in a Bishnoi village before a quick stop at the 15th-century Jain temple at Ranakpur. The trip finishes in Udaipur after a day to explore the main attractions.